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Football Index

The FPL players who have been performing well in Football Index over Xmas


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The busy festive period is a tricky time for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers.

Get it right, and big hauls await. Get it wrong, and blanks abound, with this year’s Covid-based postponements meaning failures are more common than ever.

But is this the case for Football Index players as well?

Football Index is a kind of stock market where people use real money to bet on football.

You buy Shares in individual players whose value can rise or fall depending on their performance both on and off the field.

I’m actively using FI this season with more than a nod to FPL, seeing which aspects of each game marry up, and which don’t.

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The Match Day Dividends (MDD) – the FI payouts based on individual Gameweek performances – frequently line up with the bigger FPL hauls some players bring in.

Over the Christmas period (Gameweeks 14 to 17), that has been the case, to a degree.

Where the similarities between the two games is even more marked is when we also factor in Media Dividends – those payouts based on the amount of coverage a player earns based on both their current performances and other factors such as transfer gossip.

So big Christmas performers such as Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who raked in 35 FPL points over those three matches, also did well on FI.

He earned nothing extra in MMD, but two first places in FI’s daily Media Dividends tables brought in 10p per Share for his owners.

That lack of MMD returns seems a touch strange, particularly considering he brought in a season’s best 17 points from the 6-2 win over Leeds in Gameweek 14.

But he was eclipsed on that day by Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi, who scored 16 points in FPL as his side beat West Brom 3-0 – enough for him to take home the star player award in FI, which involved a massive 14p per share.

If either player had been bought by an FI Trader, however, they would have earned them extra money again from In-Play Dividends.

These are handed out to Traders for every goal, assist and clean sheet etc that their players produce during the first 30 days of ownership.

That’s a great way of earning rewards during a really busy time such as Christmas in the Premier League.

In fact, festive investment in the English domestic game is a particularly good idea as many of the other major European leagues that FI also features for Dividend payouts are currently on their Christmas breaks.

A quick look at the last ten days of MMD awards backs this up.

Five star awards and six best forward wins have gone to Premier League players. Even more recently, the last four defender and goalkeeper payouts have involved England-based assets.

Timing, however, is everything.

One of the best performers over the festive period has been Arsenal midfielder Bukayo Saka, who has accrued an impressive 19 FPL points from the two post-Christmas matches alone.

That has helped his FI Share Price push up from a mid-December low of around 90p to a New Year peak around the £1.50 level.

He’s also produced solid In-Play Dividends from a goal and two assists in those two matches.

Positive coverage in the press also saw him fall just short of winning Media Dividends on Wednesday.

There should be plenty more starring roles for the up-and-coming winger on the pitch in the future – and some back-page headlines to go with it.


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826 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    I can see this being a tight game

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Nah pool win all the way

  2. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    No
    KDB
    Stones
    Son

    Taylor injured on 10 minutes

    Klich and Adams off on 57/59

    Got Son for a hit

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      You have upset the gods

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Think I beat you with Taylor/Coufal/Lamptey/Son/Sterling/Welbeck/Burke

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 1 hour ago

        Ouch

        1. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 1 hour ago

          Guaita of all ppl carrying me lol

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Score predictions?

    Newcastle 1 - 3 Liverpool

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      1-5

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      0-2

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 1 hour ago

        I would like this!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 1 hour ago

          Goals from Henderson and Gini (assisted by Firmino)

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 1 hour ago

            no xD

          2. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 1 hour ago

            Why do you not own Salah mate?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 1 hour ago

              Salah (VC), Kane (C)

              Just feels like it round off the gameweek in typical fashion

    3. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      1-4

    4. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      0-5

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      1-4

    6. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Newcastle 0 Liverpool > 1

    7. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      4-0 to pool

    8. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      0-4

    9. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      2-5

    10. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      3-0 ncastle

  4. Party time
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Zambian witch doctor has done it.

    Good night y’all

  5. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Robbo hattrick pleaseeee

  6. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/519522/event/16

    League leader in one my leagues, all season without Salah, the luck.

    1. Bolivian Seaman
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      3,950 in the world without salah! impressive (or jammy)

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 1 hour ago

        Mix of both I guess, luck a massive part though

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Thats nothing compared to whats going on in my mini league. It's making me sick.

    3. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Or just proves that no-one is essential and that the word "essential" has always been stupid in FPL with so many routes to get points.

    4. Podge
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Many ways to skin a cat, why ever you’d want to do that.

    5. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      he had salah for a bit i just studied him. wasted his bench boost like a newb

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 1 hour ago

        Ahhh did he? Haha noob indeed then:)

    6. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Must be hitting captains when needed.

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 1 hour ago

        Oh for sure, his luck has been incredible!

    7. umerlfc
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Well I believe this season anyone could have done well by completely not owning at least one big hitter
      Salah in this case, must have utilized the cash smartly

    8. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      I was without him since gw7 and did surprisingly well

  7. Lucackadoodledoo
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    I suppose the whole WC gw 17 FH 18 and BB 19 isnt the best plan anymore?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Yup, haven’t properly looked ahead yet anyway but barring maybe TC, I don’t think I’ll be playing any chips over the coming weeks if it continues

      1. Lucackadoodledoo
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 1 hour ago

        Thinkin the same. Could seriously backfire

      2. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 1 hour ago

        I have my bench boost squad in place for gw15 apart from a 2nd keeper.

        Still want to go through with it. But late decision

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 1 hour ago

          Gw19

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      not sure about those who WC in 17 but as a GW16 WC'er I'm still FH'ing in 18 but may not BB in 19 anymore.

      1. Lucackadoodledoo
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 1 hour ago

        Yea i was gonna get all the dgw players and bb 19 too. TC salah probably worth a punt

      2. Goonerly
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 1 hour ago

        I'm contemplating WC'ing in GW16.
        Mind sharing your team?

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      My FH18 plan hasn't changed. Building for GW17 still in progress.

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Statements should not have question marks on the end of a sentence?
      But no.

      1. Lucackadoodledoo
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 1 hour ago

        Thanks Ruperto 😉

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 1 hour ago

          Xxxx

    5. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      I'm doing it. Nothings changed for me.

  8. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    On the plus side.. atleast kane and son will be well rested for Leeds match.

  9. Footieboot
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    DCL, KDB, Son, Kane, Anguissa, Coufal, Stones, Dier.

    Safe to say this is my worst gameweek ever.

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      join the club

    2. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      I scored less in GW6 of this season than this week.

  10. Stoic
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Bought Son and Kane in a -12

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      oof

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Doing a -12 during Christmas season AND covid is just plain lunacy

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Atleast the FPL towers should give 12 points back..

    4. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Rough with the smooth contender

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      My word

  11. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Which Liverpool will turn up?

    The Liverpool vs Palace and Spurs

    The Liverpool vs Fulham and WBA

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      The pool vs spurs is an extremely lucky one

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 1 hour ago

        I didn't know Jose plays fpl

        1. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 1 hour ago

          Did you even watch that game lol

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 1 hour ago

            you're not getting me with that weak bait

            1. ivantys
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 1 hour ago

              Means you didn't watch then.

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      the former

  12. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Sticking with BB19 anyway. Pick two to remove until then:

    A) taylor
    B) grealish
    C) son
    D) martial

  13. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Wouldn't be massively disappointed with a Robbo blank. It's one of those weeks where even a couple of appearance points will come in handy.

  14. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    interested to see this phillips lad

    played for stuttgart on loan

    1. Marvin abides
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      He's better than Rhys Williams in my opinion. From what I've seen.

    2. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      He's had a couple appearances this season. Seems a pretty solid, no-nonsense defender (from what little I saw, at least).

  15. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Hattrick of Goals from Salah & Assists from Robertson..

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Already? 😉

  16. Slim25
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Hi Gents,
    I've got 2 free transfers in the bank, what would be the best transfers to make to set up for the double gwk 19?

    Current team;
    Martinez,
    Stones, Coufal, Ayling
    Soucek, KDB, Bruno, Salah, Grealish,
    Kane, DCL
    (Button, Mitchell, Lewis, Brewster)

    Cheers!

    1. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      At least put up some suggestions to show that you have made some thinking yourself?

      A bit too much spoon feeding..

    2. ralfb
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Anyone who plays

  17. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Newcastle should make this entertaining and uplifting to the nation by giving us an open game

    Even if they lose 8-2

    Who care if Salah scores 5 goals

    The nation needs the entertainment

  18. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Do we have Kane or Son captain here?

  19. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    So far weak display by pool

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Ahahahaha.

    2. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      I found captain kane

  20. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Halftime score 4-0

    1. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 51 mins ago

      Ban

  21. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    when did Pool become terrible? Losing here or draw at best

  22. Goonerly
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    How does this team look for GW17?

    Pope
    Mitchell - Dier - Robbo
    Salah - Bruno - Son - Saka - Mahrez
    Bamford - Watkins

    Bench: Cancelo - Adams - Targett

    Considering doing a -4 for Mahrez --> Zaha as a 1 week punt. Hate having Mahrez in my team...
    Should I consider WC'ing even, to set myself up for GW18 & 19?

  23. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Williams sprint speed in Fifa?

    1. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      69

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 1 hour ago

        Actually meant to ask phillips

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 1 hour ago

          51.

  24. Homer21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 hour ago

    Robbos ankle!!

  25. Footieboot
    9 months, 55 mins ago

    Nat Phillips is terrible

  26. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 31 mins ago

    0-0 pool as bad as expected, castle winning in the end

  27. Goonerly
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 14 mins ago

    How does this team look for GW17?

    Pope
    Mitchell - Dier - Robbo
    Salah - Bruno - Son - Saka - Mahrez
    Bamford - Watkins

    Bench: Cancelo - Adams - Targett

    Considering doing a -4 for Mahrez --> Zaha as a 1 week punt. Hate having Mahrez in my team really!
    Should I consider WC'ing even, to set myself up for GW18 & 19?

  28. ralfb
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    What a weird gw / 56 points and green arrow

  29. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Is Che vs Mci likely to be postponed?

    Trying to decide if I’ll transfer kdb to Neto to protect my tv

  30. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Is Mitchell back to starting XI or just covering?